Robert M. Randolph

Chaplain, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Robert M. Randolph is the first Chaplain to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, installed on September 30, 2007, in a ceremony representative of the varied religious/non-religious strands of thought at MIT. His role, according to the President of the Institute, is to be the "guardian of the core values of the Institute." He has been an important part of student life at MIT since 1978, organizing and founding what is now known as Student Support Services. He is a Housemaster in Bexley Hall along with his wife, Jan. He is an Affiliated Minister of the Memorial Church at Harvard University, and Senior Minister of the Brookline (MA) Church of Christ. Randolph has degrees from Abilene Christian College, Pepperdine University, Yale Divinity School, Brandeis University, and the Andover Newton Theological School. Prior to MIT, Randolph was a chaplain, an inner-city minister, a director of residence, and an instructor in History. You can view his blog at

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